Fifa presidential candidate Infantino proposes regional World Cups

• Uefa general secretary sets out vision for future of Fifa
• Proposal would allow more countries ‘enjoy honour of hosting World Cup’

Gianni Infantino, the Uefa general secretary who is bidding to succeed Sepp Blatter as Fifa president, has proposed staging an expanded World Cup across several countries as part of his manifesto.

Unveiling his plans, Infantino vowed to increase the amount of income that Fifa spends on football development to 50% and introduce a series of governance reforms to increase transparency and try and restore trust in the beleaguered governing body.

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